CBS NEWS: Iowa Debate: Winners and LosersSubmitted by Bob-45 on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 10:21
December 11, 2011 12:31 AM
Iowa Debate: Winners and Losers
Corbett B. Daly
Paul is making major traction in Iowa and was able to clearly articulate his conservative, libertarian views in Saturday night's debate. Paul was able to get more air time than he has gotten in recent debates. At the end of the debate, when all the candidates were asked to praise something about one of their rivals, Paul was most frequently mentioned, especially for the consistency of his positions and for his sustained criticism of the Federal Reserve. The Texas lawmaker, who is critical of government involvement in any aspect of the economy, especially housing, also slammed Gingrich for taking nearly $2 million from mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac.